Happy Independence Day!

We are having a farm day as we will need to make sure the animals are OK with the fireworks and no fires happen.  So this morning started with animal chores like usual. Summer is looking cute still.  Marji is still pregnant.

I fed some leftover watermelon to the poultry.  They loved it, and it was gone quite quickly.

I did a bunch of weeding in the garden.  In the process I noticed that our walnut tree is finally making nuts after many, many years. This is exciting.  I will not do my annual knee-high by fourth of July photo as we are not.  Our corn is embarrassing this year.

This afternoon I shucked, blanched and froze peas while watching the Mariners win.  Then I rinsed,  destemmed and pitted pie cherries.  I then made this Old Glory Cherry-Blueberry Pie.  This is while listening to the Waterfront Blues Festival on KBOO. The pie is not as pretty as the recipe’s photo but hopefully will taste good.

We are about to have a farm meal with our hamburgers, our peas and our potatoes.  Then we will have the pie with our cherries, blueberries and lard.  Then hunker down for another “war zone” night.

Happy Day the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence.  This is despite the fact that on July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of the resolution for independence. This read “Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and, of right, ought to be, Free and Independent States; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that all political connexion between them, and the state of Great Britain, is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.”  John Adams thought July 2nd should be our Independence Day and didn’t celebrate the 4th of July.

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5 Responses to Happy Independence Day!

  1. Denise says:

    yep. hunkering down over here as well. wishing you a safe and uneventful independence day night-

    • Donna says:

      It was brutal but we survived. It looks like others didn’t, looking at Skagit Breaking this morning. The sparks flying over our trees last night didn’t catch fire and our pets made it.

  2. Jeanne says:

    I’m glad your farm was okay on the 4th. We survived, too. I loved the video of the birds eating the melon.

    • Donna says:

      Glad to hear you survived. The chickens love most anything that’s red in color. Watermelon is definitely a favorite.

  3. Jeanne says:

    Oh! I didn’t know chickens love red food! They were surely enjoying that watermelon.

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